By now, you’ve probably already come to the conclusion that I’m a big fan of hosiery. I love wearing black stockings, whether they’re sheer or opaque, and I find, despite the common thought that hosiery is for old-fashioned women, it is a great addition to the everyday wardrobe as it offers not only appropriate leg coverage but also the appearance of sexy, flawless legs. In addition, it’s so versatile and suitable for any occasion at any time. Granted, there’s the argument that stockings run easily and therefore are a waste of money, but so many brands now use reinforced nylon to prevent snags and runs from happening so quickly and easily. Of course, that’s not to say that such snags will never happen; as with all delicate clothing, you still must be careful!
I’ve actually had some people come to me for hosiery advice, so I thought it would be helpful to post an article about it and answer some of the more frequently asked questions, seeing as I’ve been wearing stockings for a good while now and know many of the secrets to picking, wearing, and maintaining hosiery. Hopefully, my tips will come useful the next time you’re debating about including these versatile legwear into your outfits!
I have yet to find a single thing wrong with wearing opaque stockings. I’ve read some posts online where the writers bash on opaque tights, claiming it looks childish, but in all honesty, I think it’s one of the best accessories a girl can have. They’re thick, which make them perfect for chilly weather, especially if you still want to wear short skirts in those lower winter temperatures, and because of the thickness, the fabric doesn’t snag so easily. I’ve had opaque stockings survive an entire year without ripping. Of course, the lifespan of a pair of tights doesn’t depend solely on the thickness of the material and how careful you take care of them; the brand must also be factored in. I’ve experimented with multiple brands, and I’ve become such a veteran that I now try to stick only to particular brands when it comes to stockings. I do still want to experiment with different labels, but for now, my picks below will serve as a good starting point.